D’Arcy, Margaretta

Margaretta D’Arcy was born in London of Irish parentage in 1934 and was brought up and educated in Ireland. Her book-published work includes Tell Them Everything (1962); Awkward Corners; Political a... Read More

Dáibhís, Bríd

Bríd Dáibhís was born in County Laois in 1930. Her collections include Corrán Gealaí (Baila Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1978); Cosán na Gréine (Coiscéim, 1989); Tráithnín Seirce (Coiscéim, 199... Read More

Daly, Ita

Ita Daly short stories are collected as The Lady with the Red Shoes (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1980). Her novels include Ellen (London, Jonathan Cape, 1986); A Singular Attraction (Jonathan Cape, 1987); Dange... Read More

Davison, Philip

Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957. His novels include The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1981); Twist and Shout (Dingle, Brandon Books, 1983); The Illustrator (Dublin, Wolfhoun... Read More

Delanty, Greg

Greg Delanty was born in Cork in 1958. His collections are Cast in the Fire (Mountrath, The Dolmen Press, 1986); Southward (Dublin, Dedalus, 1992); American Wake (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press/Chester... Read More

Devlin, Anne

Anne Devlin was born in Belfast in 1951. She won the Hennessy Literary Award in 1982 for her short story Passages, which was adapted for television as A Woman Calling. Her plays, Ourselves Alone, incl... Read More

Dillon, Eilís

Eilís Dillon was born in Galway on 7 March 1920. Educated at the Ursuline Convent in Sligo, she married in 1940 and moved to Cork. From the mid-1940s she began to write children’s books in Ir... Read More

Doyle, Mogue

Mogue Doyle was born in Co Wexford in 1945. His novels are Dancing with Minnie the Twig (London, Bantam Press, 2002); A Moth at the Glass (Bantam, 2004); Down a Road All Rebels Run (Bantam, 2005); and... Read More

Doyle, Rob

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin. His first novel is Here Are the Young Men (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2014). His fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, Gor... Read More

Duddy, Tom

Thomas Duddy was born Ramolin, near Shrule, Co. Mayo, but lived in Galway from the 1970s. His debut poetry collection is The Hiding Place (Galway/Dublin, Arlen House, 2011). His chapbook, The Small Ho... Read More

Dunleavy, J.P.

J.P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and came to Ireland following World War II. He is the author of eleven novels including The Ginger Man (Paris, Olympia Press, 1955); A Singular Man (Bos... Read More

Dunne, Seán

Seán Dunne was born in Waterford in 1956. His poetry is collected as Against the Storm (Mountrath, Dolmen Press in 1985); The Sheltered Nest (Oldcastle, County Meath, The Gallery Press, 1992); ... Read More